The International Conference on Cooperation between Central Asia and South Asia in Tashkent highlighted regional geopolitical dynamics, international actors' interests in Central and South Asia and possible future cooperation and alliances to face emerging socioeconomic issues.
Tag: Central Asia
Pakistani officials have shown their interest in developing economic cooperation with Uzbekistan due to Islamabad's regional strategy in Central Asia and Pakistan's desire to play a more influential role in the region to counter India and support the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative.
The Russian Federation wants militarily support Tajikistan in controlling the borders with Afghanistan and contrast the possible Taliban offensive in the region.
The Taliban offensive in northern Afghanistan alarms international actors and local players in Central Asia concerned about the future regional destabilisation and the rise of terrorist groups activities.
The recent visit of a Turkmen delegation in Abu Dhabi emphasised the rising role that the United Arab Emirates want to play in Central Asia, focusing their efforts on investment projects and diplomatic and trade cooperation.
During the first official visit to Uzbekistan of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Qatar, Doha expressed its desire to improve the cooperation and strengthen the relations with Tashkent, confirming the Qatari interest in the Central Asian dynamics.
Iran and Tajikistan have intensified their relations and cooperation in recent weeks as part of Tehran's strategy of raising its presence and role in the Central Asia republic and establishing cooperation in political, economic, energy, and security sectors.
Since U.S. President Joe Biden confirmed the NATO troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, several regional and international actors have demonstrated their commitment to support the Afghan transition peace process and exploit the possible geopolitical vacuum left by Washington.
The recent online summit of the Cooperation Council of Turkic-Speaking States stressed Ankara's desire to enhance the cooperation with Central Asian countries elevating its geopolitical role and threatening China and Russia with pan-Turkism ideology.
TAPI Pipeline Project and the US-NATO Troop Withdrawal from Afghanistan. An interview with Ambassador Khaled Ahmad Zekriya
ASRIE Analytica met with H.E. Khaled Ahmad Zekriya, the Ambassador of Afghanistan in Italy and discussed the future of the TAPI as well as the implication of the US and NATO troop withdrawal from Afghanistan.
The recent meeting between the Tajik President and the Iranian Interior Minister underlines Tehran's regional strategy in Central Asia based on cultural diplomacy, economic investments, and cooperation in the security field.
Since 2019 the Central Asian republic of Kazakhstan has collaborated with the United States and other international partners to repatriate Kazakh citizens from former IS territories in the Middle East and contrast the spread of terrorism in the country.